Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What Would Gary Roberts Do?

Unfortunately, leave Pittsburgh. Gary Roberts' agent has said that Gary is definitely playing next year but it will not be in Pittsburgh. His agent says Gary understands that Shero has more pressing issues and he will decide after he becomes a free agent on July 1st where he will go. His agent also said Gary appreciated his time here and the fans but that it's time to move on. You can read the article from the Post-Gazette here.

We have to say we're a bit sad on this one. We loved the Gary jokes and all the other WWGRD stuff. We were kind of hoping he'd end up staying for a little less money, but unfortunately, it seems like in the end this is probably for the best for both parties. Although we do hate saying that. It seems like each day brings more bad news this offseason and we're really hoping it starts to look up in the form of signed players like Fleury, Malkin, Staal, and Ruutu. Speaking of Ruutu, we haven't seen much news on him and no one really talking about him. We find this sad. He could be the next cult star. That RUUUUU you hear at games is pretty awesome. The HEEEEATH at Heinz Field was always a favorite of ours too.

But moving on, there is one small tidbit on Ruutu. His agent and Ray Shero are supposed to meet before July 1st but it is unknown as to when. Also on tap is the fact that Geno is still willing to take less money and is not interested in a large deal from Russia. There is also info on more of the UFAs in this article over at, you guessed it, the Post Gazette.

And for the random YouTube of the day, it's a video Sean Leahy posted over at his blog that we couldn't resist. It's a great Sidney Crosby video, Sidney Crosby: Gamechanger.

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